Monday, January 26, 2009

Grandpa's Little Monkey

Growing up, my Grandad always referred to me as a "monkey" - and oh, how I loved my Gramps! He could get the whole lot of us grandkids giggling till we cried with his sweet antics and wonderful disposition.

So when the idea came to me about this doll , I found my mind wandering back to those awesome days on "Mitchell hill" where my loving Grandparents lived - reminincing about my time with Nan and Gramps and the sweet nicname my Gramps always used when he talked to me.

I was blessed to have them in my life - both of my Grandparents left a mark on my heart that will never fade ♥

Pippa will be featured on The Humble Arts come Feb 1st. Be sure to stay tuned!


Countryfolk Keepsakes~Peanut said...

I was blessed to see this lil' darlin' in full view! I LOVE her Goob and so will everyone else!!
Your gramps is smilin' down on you for sure! :> )

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Looks like Gramps' little monkey grew up to be quite the talented artist! Pippa is precious! Especially how you have her hair in the dogtails!!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

What a beautifully and inspired doll! I love it!


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Janelle said...

She's just as cute as she can be Cookie!

BittersweetPunkin said...

She is so sweet...and such a great photo of your Grandparents!


Cookie said...

Hi friends, thanks for the kindness re: Pippa.
Yes, Robin - I love this shot of my grandparents and had hubs scan it for me this morning. They were the most tender, loving folk and I'm so thankful that my foundations were built around their example.

Doreen said...

OH Cookie..she looks like you!!! What a little sweetheart!

My gramps called me chicken..isn't it funny the names they give us :)


fiddlestixstudios said...

Oh Cookie,you've got me all choked up over here!This post hit so close to home with me.I absolutely adored my Great~Grandparents.I loved being at there house more than anything when I was a little girl.My Great Grand~pa called me"Monkey"too!
I LOVE your new dollie!Everytime I think they can't get any cuter,you go and pull another one out!

Briar Rabbit Primitives said...

Oh Cookie! Little Pippa is a DOLL! Love her sweet face! The pic of you Gramps & Nan is Beautiful. I just adore old photos of loved ones.